In the Name of Love

He comes but once a year. Cupid rides into town on his rose-laced chariot, spilling with sugary sweet heart-shaped candies and romantic intentions. But left in his trail are wilted flowers and binger’s remorse. Change all that with an irresistibly sweet spa treatment. Grab your sweetheart, your best gal pals, or ditch everyone for a moment to yourself and get thee to the spa!

Sharing is Caring: Treatments for Two

Omorovicza Facial at Alvadora Spa at The Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Phoenix. Share an aromatic journey with this Hungarian-inspired purifying and re-mineralizing facial (pronounced Amour-o-viza), which calls on nature to revive skin to its rosy glory. The sensory skincare ritual starts with a deep cleansing and includes a mask, hand massage, reviving eye treat and a unique Hungarian facial massage that will carry you and your travel companion off to la-la land. Designed as a couples’ experience, this treatment is available to solo travelers too (60 minutes, $160 per person Mon-Thurs, $170 Fri and Sat).

Connecting through Touch at Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler. Connect on a deeper, more meaningful level with this hands-on massage experience. A skilled massage therapist guides you and your lovey dovey through essential massage techniques custom to each of your specific needs. Practice your new skills at home with a complimentary bottle of Aji massage oil and an illustrated book (100 minutes, $280-$320). Bonus: Schedule your visit for Valentine’s Day and take part in one of three Love Offerings offered throughout the day (reservations recommended).

Create Your Own Couples Journey at Joya Spa at InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley. Get creative and design your fantasy treatments to take place in one of the spa’s luxury suites. Go for the Serenity Clay Wrap (60 minutes, starting at $125) while he gets a Stone Therapy Massage (60 minutes, starting at $165). Whatever strikes your fantasy! TIP: Ask about locals-only pricing and value-added bundles. Also be sure to pad your visit with plenty of time to use the spa amenities, linger by the private spa pool or end the date with a romantic dinner at Prado (reservations recommended).

VIP Couples Massage & Facial at The Spa at Gainey Village Health Club and The Spa at DC Ranch Village Health Club. Bliss out together in the VIP couple’s suite for a 1 hour custom massage followed by a 1 hour facial (2 hours, $200 per person; $175 per person for club members). With any one-hour treatment at any of the thee Village Club locations, get the member-for-a-day treatment — use the club facilities and equipment, take a yoga class, lounge by the pool, have lunch, sip wine or drop the kids off at onsite daycare.

Dolce Date Night at Dolce Chandler, Dolce Arrowhead and Dolce Scottsdale.
Skip the bloated feeling of a pricey meal and head to Dolce instead for an evening of relaxation and romance. Date Night includes 1 hour Companion Swedish Massages, Side-by-Side Spa Pedis, dinner and dessert (approximately 3 hours, $330).

Pure Romance for Her, Pure Soul for Him at Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Village, Scottsdale. Go your seperate ways but only for an hour with treatments tailored to her and him. The Pure Crushed Pearl Facial for here includes a Crushed Pearl Body Gift Set (60 minutes, $175). The Deep Tissue Massage for him includes a signature Shave Gift Set and is performed in the manly privacy of the spa’s Gentlemen’s Suite (60 minutes, $180). Rendezvous after your treatment by the outdoor fireplace or French Celtic mineral pool.

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Mii Amo Spa at Enchantment Resort, Sedona. Pack it up for the weekend and head north for a full schedule of activities including a chocolate cooking demonstration, aura soma color reading, a sweetheart yoga class and dinner at Yavapai Restaurant (Rooms start at $295 per night).

Flying Solo: Treatments to Share on Not to Share

Bubbly Bouquet Pedicure at Sundrops Nail Spot, Phoenix. Treat your tootsies to a bubbling bath of champagne followed by a rose infused salt scrub. Top it all off with a massage packed with shea butter and vitamin E for rosy, petal soft skin (50 minutes, $50).

Chocolate Body Buff at Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix. Glow baby glow! A guilt-free chocolate raspberry rub down followed by custom-blended lotion or oil for extended shine (50 minutes, $99).

Pomegranate Martini Getaway at Spa Botanica at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, Glendale. Treat your taste buds and your inner spa junkie to an invigorating pomegranate scrub, soak in a hydrotherapy tub and a yummy 25-minute massage. Finish it off with a signature pomegranate pedicure and of course a pomegranate martini (80 minutes, $205).

Seal it With a Bliss at Bliss Scottsdale at the W, Scottsdale: Get all buttered up with super-moisturizing mini Naked body butter–yours free with a $175 gift card purchase.

Chocolate & Champagne Valentines Indulgence at Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort, Carefree. Pop open the bubbly and spa away with an all over Mimosa Champagne Sugar Scrub and indulgent Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap. The treatment continues with a Chocolate and Champagne facial complete with a hydrating mousse masque and wild plum eye treatment (2.5 hours, $360).

Tension Tamer at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale. Soothe pre-date jitters with an anti-anxiety lavender shea butter wrap followed by a lemongrass and chamomile scalp massage. Bring some good vibes home with a Lavender Arnica Muscle Relief Bath Soak goodie included in the treatment (50 minutes, $155).

Cocoa Mint Full Body Treatment at VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Cocoa Butter and Sugar Scrub topped off with an application of Cocoa Mint Shea Butter to quench and soften dry skin (45 minutes, $65).

Couples Treatment Tips

  • Book early (now)! With Valentine’s Day on a Saturday this year, the weekends will book up. Or, schedule your romantic retreat for another time. Couples treatments are generally available all year long.
  • If this is your significant other’s first spa experience, book a massage or basic facial rather than an involved body treatment. Ease into the spa experience and the specialty treatments can come later!
  • If scheduling your treatment to take place in a couples suite, ask about the spa’s suite policy and request time before or after your treatment to enjoy the room amenities if available. When the spa isn’t completely booked, they can usually accommodate your request or you can pay extra to book the suite for extended use.
  • If you’ve scheduled side-by-side spa treatments, remember to take a cue from your partner whether to chat or to let him or her drift off into la-la land.

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